Google has introduced a cell phone service which can connect with most mobile devices including iPhones. This initiative will change the way people pay for their cell phone service. The company announced the project today with the name Google Fi, previously known as Project Fi. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) allows the users to jump between several cellular networks depending on what carrier is giving better service at that time. Fi will provide a large number of phones the freedom to move between Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. It can also detect and pick up WiFi when available for texts and calls.
Simon Arscott, Director of Project Fi, said in a blog post, “No matter what phone you use with Fi, you’ll get great Fi features—like reliable coverage, easy group plans, and high-speed international data coverage for the same rates you pay at home. Plus, as always with Fi, there are no contracts and zero hidden fees.” The rates won’t be the same as paid by most people at home. They’re mostly cheaper. The paying scheme is also simple and depends upon the usage habits of a person. If you want unlimited calling and texting package, you can get it for $20 per month. For data use, users pay $10 per gigabyte used. If you have not consumed all of the data packages, you can also get your money back. After using 6GB of data, the data usage will be free for you. However, Google will throttle the speed once the 15GB mark is crossed.
Arscott explained the service, saying, “When we launched Project Fi in 2015, we set out to make your wireless experience fast, easy and fair. Over the years, we’ve built upon that vision by bringing you features at no extra cost, like international data coverage in 170 countries and territories, spam protection, and data-only SIMs for your other devices.” All the iPhone and Android devices are compatible to use Fi. However, the carrier-switching capabilities are only available on Pixels, Moto G6, LG V35 ThinQ, LG G7 ThinQ, and the Moto X4 models. If you don’t use any of these models, the Fi will use only T-Mobile as your default carrier.